Ex-Super Falcons player Mercy Akide, along with Super Eagles player Samuel Kalu, musician Dr Alban and NBA star James Harden are celebrating their birthday today.
1. Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Carson Culkin[a] (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He is often regarded as one of the most successful child actors of the 1990s and placed 2nd on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars”.
Culkin rose to fame as a child actor starring Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone film series, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He also starred in the films My Girl (1991), The Good Son (1993), The Nutcracker (1993), Getting Even with Dad (1994), The Pagemaster (1994) and Richie Rich (1994).
Since 2021, Culkin has been part of the lead role of the tenth season of the series, American Horror Story: Double Feature.
2. Mercy Akide
Mercy Joy Akide Udoh (born 26 August 1975) is a former Nigerian footballer.
She started playing soccer with her brothers very early.
She competed in endurance races and ran the 400m, 800m and 1500m races against older competitors.
She was also a regional champion of table tennis, but football was the sport where she really stood out.
She is married to veteran journalist Collin Udoh and is now a full-time coach.
3. dr. Albania
Alban Uzoma Nwapa (born August 26, 1957), better known by his stage name Dr Alban, is a Nigerian-Swedish recording artist and producer with his own record label, Dr Records.
His music can best be described as Eurodance/hip-hop reggae in dancehall style. He has sold an estimated 16 million records worldwide and is most famous for his 1992 worldwide hit “It’s My Life” from the album One Love.
4. Samuel Kalu
Samuel Kalu Ojim (born 26 August 1997) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger for EFL Championship club Watford and the Nigeria national team.
Kalu started his football career at GBS Academy in Jos, Nigeria.
On October 13, 2018, he scored his first international goal with the Nigeria national team against Libya.
He previously played for Belgian club Gent and French side Bordeaux.
He played 13 times for the Super Eagles and scored 2 goals.
5. Chris Pine
Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor.
Pine’s first acting role was in a 2003 episode of ER; the same year, he also appeared in episodes of The Guardian and CSI: Miami.
Pine made his feature film debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
His roles include James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009–present), Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (2014), Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Bernie Webber in The Finest Hours (2016) , Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Dr. Alexander Murry in A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King (2018) and James Harper in The Contractor (2022). Pine also voiced Jack Frost in Rising of the Guardians (2012).
6. James Harden
James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the NBA’s most prolific goalscorers, as well as one of the best players in the league.
Harden is a two-time member of the United States national team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
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